The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join, find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Announcements on CRC and CRC-Ps expected soon

    The text messages from anxious applicants are getting shorter. This week, they are generally down to just, “Anything?” or “Any news?””. Capitalisation and punctuation have become optional. Unfortunately, the best we know at the CRC Association is a short answer as well, “Soon”.


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CRCs in the news

  • Science is the currency of biosecurity

    Science is the currency of biosecurity: it provides the evidence base for market access, and protects our agricultural productivity. Where to next for plant biosecurity science in this country?


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CRC Association – bringing knowledge together


  • 2017-2018 Pre-budget Submission

    The CRC Association submits that the total resources to the CRC Programme should be lifted to $200 million in the 2017-2018 Budget (from the current $160 million) and maintained in real terms over the forward estimates. The total cost over the next three years is $108 million. This would partially restore the CRC Programme budget and enable the programme to continue to deliver for Australia.


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If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs